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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24769–24777

Spatially dispersive scheme for transmission and synthesis of femtosecond pulses through a multicore fiber

T. Mansuryan, Ph. Rigaud, G. Bouwmans, V. Kermene, Y. Quiquempois, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, P. Armand, J. Benoist, and A. Barthélémy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24769-24777 (2012)

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A new scheme is presented for fiber transmission of ultrashort laser pulses. A dispersive device divides the input pulses into spatially separated spectral components which are individually launched in the different channels of a multicore fiber before being recombined at the output by a second dispersive device. The parallel transmission of narrow spectral bands avoids self-phase modulation and could be appropriate to deliver high peak power pulses. Phase management of the spectral bands by an active element offers recovery of the seed pulse duration at the fiber output as well as pulse shaping capabilities. Both are reported in a proof of concept experiment using 190 fs input pulses and a 5 cores polarization maintaining fiber. Extension of the concept to femtosecond pulses amplification is suggested.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2012
Published: October 15, 2012

T. Mansuryan, Ph. Rigaud, G. Bouwmans, V. Kermene, Y. Quiquempois, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, P. Armand, J. Benoist, and A. Barthélémy, "Spatially dispersive scheme for transmission and synthesis of femtosecond pulses through a multicore fiber," Opt. Express 20, 24769-24777 (2012)

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